Vanguard gallery

Lam Pok Yin

Lam Pok Yin (b.1988)


1988   Born in Hong Kong

2010   Graduated from University of Hong Kong Department of Architecture

2015   Graduated from London College of Communication Department of Photography


Solo Exhibitions

2021  “… and then we submerged in clouds”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

2013  “Gas Station Ⅵ”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

2013  “Echoes: Light Unfixed”, Basement 6 Collective, Shanghai, China


Group Exhibitions

2023  “The Secrets of the Golden Flower”, Art Macao 2023 Albergue SCM, Macao SAR, China

2023  “Chengdu Biennale: Sensing the Unknown”, Chengdu Art Musem, Chengdu, China

2022  “The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2021”, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2022  “Dwelling on the Cloud”, Ugly Duck, London, UK

2022  “Antenna”, Unitspace, Shenzhen, China

2022  “The Perfect Partner”, Yuelai Art Museum, Chongqing, China

2022  “The Production of Post Truth”, Ugly Duck, London, UK

2022  “Unruly Paradigms”, Frieze 9 Cork St,  London, UK

2021  “Beneath the Skin, Between the Machines”, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2019  “Bot or Not”, The Pole Gallery, London, UK

2019  “Intimacy Spills”, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, UK

2019  “Paris Photography Exhibition-Aperture Foundation Photo Book Award Finalist Exhibition”, Grand Palais, Paris, France

2019  “HOTSHEET”, Downstairs at The Department Store, London, UK

2018  “40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography 1976-2018”, OCAT Shenzhen, China

2017  “Simultaneous Eidos – Guangzhou Image Triennial 2017”, Guangdong Museum of Art, China

2016  “IMMEASURABLE: 2016 the 8th Three Shadows Photography Award”, Beijing, China

2015  “Open Call Portfolio Winner Exhibition”, GuatePhoto Festival, Guatemala

2015  “Mt. Figure / PENDING”, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015  “Beyond the Camera”, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

2013  “Beyond Architecture”, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong

2012  “STAND”, Hatch Art Collective, Detroit, USA

2012  “10 Themes”, JCCAC, Hong Kong



2021   …and then we submerged in clouds, Vanguard Gallery, China

2020   The Pole Gallery: First Year, UK

2019   The Untimely Apparatus of Two Amateur Photographers, Jiazazhi, China

2019   Art Collection: More than photography, Issue 10/B, China

2017   AMERICAN, B, Spain

2017   Chinese Photography Magazine, July Issue, China

2017   IMA Magazine, Japan

2017   Simultaneous Eidos, Guangzhou Image Triennial, China

2016   LEAP, Issue 39 Photography Special Edition, China

2016   DER GRIEF, Issue 9, Germany

2016   STILL, Issue 4, Germany / USA

2016   AESTEHTICA Art Prize Annual: Future Now, UK

2016   Immeasurable, Three Shadows Photography Award, China

2016   Beijing Youth Weekly, April Issue, China

2015   Creative Review Photo Annual, UK

2015   Mt. Figure: PENDING, The Netherlands

2015   HOTSHOE Magazine, Fall Issue, UK

2015   British Journal of Photography, September Issue, UK 

2015   Master Kong Magazine, vol. 1, Hong Kong

2015   GuatePhoto Festival Portfolio, Guatemala

2014   China Photo Press, vol. 45, China

2014   iLOOK Magazine, vol. 236, China

2013   ArtChina, vol. 7/2013, China

2013   Modern Weekly, vol. 762, China

2013   China Photo Press, vol. 65, China

2013   Stand Quarterly, vol. 3

2012   M – Le Magazine du Monde, N. 52

2012   d+a – Design and Architecture, vol. 070



2022   Slade Prize, London, UK

2022   Shortlisted for Almacantar Studio Award, London, UK

2019   Shortlisted for Best First Photobook, Photo Paris – Aperature Foundation, France / USA

2016   The group with Chong Ng won the Prize of The 8th Three Shadows Photography Award

2015   Open Call Portfolio Winner of GuatePhoto Festival, Guatemala

2015   Honourable Mention, SOLAS Prize, Dublin, Ireland

2015   Finalist, FOTOGRAFIA – International Festival of Rome, Rome, Italy

2015   LCC + HOTSHOE Portfolio Award, London, UK

2015   Creative Review Photo Annual, UK

2015   Michael Wilson Award, LCC, London, UK

2015   Paul Smith Award, LCC, London, UK

2014   The Photographic Angle Bursary 

London College of Communication (LCC) + HOTSHOE AWAR